Observatory of the Black, Gulf and Mediterranean Seas (OBGMS)

A City by the Sea : Marseille, France

As we come back from our Summer break, we would like to put the spotlight on Maria Elena BUSLACCHI’s article on Marseille and the importance of the regeneration of port … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Save the date : November 17, 2014

The Observatory will be organising a roundtable around our bi-annual publication, the Geostrategic Maritime Review, which will be on Energy Security. Our guest speaker will be Slavtcho NEYKOV, former Director of … Continue reading

August 9, 2014

Fernando Ibanez joins the Observatory

          The Observatory welcomes Fernando Ibanez to the Scientific Council and to the Geostrategic Maritime Task Force (GMTF) under the direction of the Jean-Paul Pancracio. Here is … Continue reading

August 4, 2014

The President participates in the Summer University in Baku, Azerbaijan

On the invitation of SAM (Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan) and CIFE (Centre international de Formation Européenne), the President participated in the Black … Continue reading

July 29, 2014

The Obsevatory welcomes Dr Jean-Paul Pancracio, professeur émérite

The President and the Scientific Council are pleased to announce that Jean-Paul Pancracio has joined the Observatory. Professor Pancracio will join our Scientific Council, to which he will contribute his … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Welcome to Dr Virginie Tassin

We are pleased to welcome Dr Virginie Tassin to the Observatory’s Scientific Council. Dr. Virginie J.M. Tassin is a recognized expert in Law of the Sea (International Law) and in … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dr John Bruni and Ioannis Chapsos join the Scientific Council

We are pleased to announce that Dr John Bruni, Director of Sage International, based in Adelaide, Australia, is joining us and will bring his perspective from South East Asia.  He … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Observatory wins tender call with the French Marine Ministry

The Observatory is proud to announce that we have won, in partnership with AESMA and INHESJ, a tender call on “Migration Flows in the Mediterranean” with the French Marine Ministry. … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Free preview of the GMR n°2

We are pleased to announce that our second issue of the Geostrategic Maritime Review (GMR) is out. Here is a preview : GMR 2 preview Spring Summer 2014 To receive your … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

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  • Flying High
    The Improbable Rise of the Gulf Airlines September 18, 2014 Jim Krane Summary:  The Persian Gulf's state-owned airlines are already major global brands associated with hospitality, convenience, and safety. And even as conflicts rage nearby, they're still ascending. Their arrival has been to the airline business -- and could be to regional politics […]
  • Making Amends in Saudi Arabia
    Washington and Riyadh Are Ready to Let Bygones Be Bygones September 16, 2014 Fahad Nazer Summary:  The U.S.-Saudi relationship has suffered in recent years, with both sides harboring grievances about the other. But the fight against ISIS promises a return to better days. The United States and Saudi Arabia -- one, the world’s preeminent liberal democracy; the […]
  • ISIS' Worst Nightmare
    Why the Group Is Not Trying to Provoke a U.S. Attack September 15, 2014 Robin Simcox Summary:  There are still those in the West who regard using military force against ISIS as a mistake, believing that, with the beheadings of Western journalists, ISIS was hoping to provoke a showdown with the United States all along. Nothing could be further from the truth. […]
  • Beyond Air Strikes
    The Obama Administration's Plans for an Iraqi National Guard September 12, 2014 Michael O'Hanlon Summary:  The most important part of U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent speech about Iraq and Syria wasn’t how many air strikes the United States will conduct and when -- the elements that have dominated much of the analysis of the event. Rather, it w […]
  • State of Confusion
    ISIS' Strategy and How to Counter It September 10, 2014 William McCants Summary:  Despite ISIS’ success in capturing jihadists’ imagination, the idea of an Islamic state has one fatal flaw: its physical incarnation makes it vulnerable to attack. In 2005, Ayman al-Zawahiri, deputy head of al Qaeda, had a killer idea: the al Qaeda franchise in Iraq (AQI) […]

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  • 28-CCC1IGF September 16, 2014
    Page Heading: New Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) agreed in draft form by IMO Sub-Committee Page Subheading: Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC), 8 to 12 September 2014 Article Date: 16/09/2014 Description: New Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) agr […]
    Natasha Brown
  • 13-athens-2002- April 25, 2013
    Page Heading: 2002 Passenger ship liability and compensation treaty set to enter into force in 2014 Article Date: 25/04/2013 Description: Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 2002, which substantially raises limits of liability for death of, or personal injury to, passenger on a ship, set to enter into force on 2 […]
    Natasha Brown
  • 27-ebolataskforce September 4, 2014
    Page Heading: IMO joins international Ebola travel and transport task force Article Date: 04/09/2014 Description: IMO joins international Ebola Travel and Transport Task Force. Rollup Image:
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  • 26-GOC-report August 1, 2014
    Page Heading: IMO Secretary-General welcomes Global Ocean Commission report Article Date: 01/08/2014 Description: Sec-Gen welcomes GOC report's call for action to mitigate threats to oceans. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 25-technology-transfer-ghana July 3, 2014
    Page Heading: First ship energy efficiency and technology transfer workshop held in Ghana Article Date: 03/07/2014 Description: 11 West and Central Africa countries attending regional workshop. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown

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